Hidan no Aria

Aria the Scarlet Ammo

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Alternative Titles

English: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Synonyms: Hidan no Aria
Japanese: 緋弾のアリア


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.851 (scored by 170211170,211 users)
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Ranked: #43222
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Popularity: #488
Members: 328,626
Favorites: 842

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In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji Tooyama, an anti-social and curt sophomore dropout who was once a student of the combat-centric Assault Division. Kinji now lives a life of leisure studying logistics in order to cover up his powerful but embarrassing special ability. However, his peaceful days soon come to an end when he becomes the target of the infamous "Butei Killer," and runs into an emotional hurricane and outspoken prodigy of the highest rank, Aria Holmes Kanzaki, who saves Kinji's life and demands that he become her partner after seeing what he is truly capable of.

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Hidan no Aria adapts the first 3 novels of Chuugaku Akamatsu's light novel series of the same title.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director


Opening Theme

"Scarlet Ballet" by May'n

Ending Theme

"Camellia no Hitomi (カメリアの瞳)" by Aiko Nakano

Jul 2, 2011
kindergraph (All reviews)
There was a time when I, too, had faith in J.C. Staff. I still do, actually. I’m stubborn. But try as I might to cling fondly to the days gone by, to classics like Azumanga Daioh and Excel Saga, even guilty pleasures like Shakugan no Shana, it seems that J.C. Staff is relentless in their efforts to drive me away. An admirable mission, that.

So here is Hidan no Aria. I’ll confess. I was excited. I have a soft spot for action harems, loathe though I am to admit it. I’m one of the last cynics in anime fandom who doesn’t completely loathe Rie Kugimiya (she’s read more
Jul 4, 2011
Skadi (All reviews)
I really am trying to not become one of those cynical anime watchers who think the best has already come and never will again, but you’re really trying my resolve this year Japan. Hidan no Aria was a show that for whatever reason I had a great deal of excitement and anticipation for. I was won over by the early pre-production artwork without knowing really anything at all about what it was going to be about or the source materials. When I learned the seiyuu cast and the plot synopsis I was pretty sure what I was going to be in store read more
Jul 1, 2011
8thSin (All reviews)
This is bad, guys. I mean, it's really REALLY bad!

'Hidan no Aria' has just about every cliche harem elements in the book. The premise focusing on a special occupation to try to be unique, the characters strip and trip randomly for fan service, violent retribution for accidental infringement, archetype heroines, obvious tsundere stuttering, ordinary high school student with hidden special powers, protagonist is surrounded by girls who are crazy about him for no reason... I can go on and on.

The core premise is somewhat interesting. It's set in a school that trains mercenaries, and the students undergo various lethal training and get credits through actual read more
May 28, 2011
DangoSage (All reviews)
Hysteria Mode... It's like 'Pervergy' (pervert energy) but doesn't make your hair spike up in such ridiculous proportions.

Joining me for today's review and providing commentary is none other than Master Yoda. Great to have you with me here today Master Yoda.

"To pleasure with you, it is my work"

Umm.. I think you mean "It is my pleasure to work with you" but somehow that came out wrong... Anyways, onwards to the review!

Hidan no Aria, or by it's English title Aria the Scarlet Ammo was one of the many anticipated anime this year. Heck, even some fanboy/girl even created a page for the series on facebook read more

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